Had my G4 Mac laptop in my lap. Smelled smoke. Felt hot place on my knee. Sparks flew. Screen went blank. Please expect communications to be on special schedule for a few days.


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    As I sit here typing this on my iBook G4 laptop, my condolences, Kyle. Very strange—I know of logic board issues with the iBooks (happened to my new one within a week of purchase, but fixed promptly under warranty), but as of late, issues with smoking laptops I thought were a Dell issue, not Apple’s. It could be the battery or any of a number of things. If this was a PowerBook, they are known to get pretty hot, but still shouldn’t flame out.